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McCoy's RCRA Review

July 2019



NCIs extend RCRA air initiative

A new batch of national compliance initiatives reflects EPA’s focus for the next few years. There are four main goals: improving air quality, ensuring safe drinking water, reducing the risk of hazardous chemical releases, and addressing childhood exposure to lead. A summary and explanation of the RCRA air emphasis are included in our article.   READ MORE  


Historic Refresher

Join McCoy in Beantown to refresh your RCRA training in two quick days. We’ll host the course at the Royal Sonesta in Boston, Massachusetts, July 30-31, 2019. Located on the banks of the Charles River, you can catch up on all the regs and still have time to enjoy the sights of the city. After your training, visit the Bunker Hill Monument, site of the famous battle of the Revolutionary War. Or, stop for coffee and ice cream at Toscanini’s, just two blocks from the hotel. Register now.

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Royal Sonesta Boston
Bunker Hill Memorial
Toscanini's Ice Cream


Chute! Concrete truck washout complications

Approximately 65,000 ready mixed concrete trucks are currently operating in the United States. What are the RCRA implications of managing the washout from one of these trucks? Are we turning a blind eye to a potential problem?   READ MORE  






Recycle your toothpaste tube

Colgate is on track to move all of its packaging to 100% recyclable packaging by 2025. After five years of development, Colgate’s brand Tom’s of Maine will debut the first of Colgate’s 100% recyclable packaging available to consumers. Learn more about the development and rollout.


Great location. Great price.

Treat yourself without breaking the bank at Lake Tahoe, August 26-30, 2019 at McCoy’s next 5-day seminar. Hosted at the budget-friendly Harvey’s Lake Tahoe, you can enjoy the lakeside views and four onsite restaurants for just $94 per night. After class, hike up the Van Sickle Rim trail (6.3 miles, 1,361 feet of elevation gain); it starts just a half mile from the hotel. Or, take an easy stroll to Nevada Beach along the Lam Watah Nature Trail, about a mile from Harvey’s. Join us.

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Harvey’s Lake Tahoe
Van Sickle Rim Trail
Lam Watah Nature Trail




Dollars and RCRA sense

If a broker buys a used material from an industrial facility, is it automatically a product that can be managed outside of RCRA? Does the monetary value of a material determine its RCRA status? These are tough questions to which EPA has historically and recently answered “No.”   READ MORE  


Lithium batteries—the fireworks are over!

Most of us have seen pictures or videos of fires caused from improper packaging of lithium batteries during transportation. DOT and EPA have teamed up to train people on new regulatory requirements to prevent this dangerous situation. They will be offering four free workshops on lithium battery transportation during the next several weeks.   READ MORE  




Fake woods!

Made from flax and resins, Lingrove’s wood alternative Ekoa was originally born out of a desire for a new “tonewood” for use in string instruments. The material is being used in interiors, transportation, sports, and even consumer electronics. Find out how Lingrove is helping fight against deforestation.


A new season of regulations

Just in time for summer, the 2019 spring regulatory agenda has been released. EPA has been busy, and if the schedule can be maintained, there will be some interesting rule changes happening soon. Continuing actions addressing coal combustion residues, and new efforts to promote cleanup of PFAS chemicals, are in the hopper.   READ MORE  




Atlantic 5-Day

Head to the seaside in Virginia Beach, Virginia, for five days of RCRA training September 23-27, 2019. Held at the elegant Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront, you’ll enjoy a week of focused training and beachy relaxation. Post-seminar, head across the street to 31 Ocean for shopping, dining, and more. And, be sure to take a stroll on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, which runs along the beach and traverses restaurants, bars, and beachfront statues. We’ll see you there.

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Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
31 Ocean
Virginia Beach Boardwalk


2019–2020 Seminars

5-Day RCRA Seminars
San Antonio: July 22–26, 2019
Lake Tahoe: August 26–30, 2019
Virginia Beach: September 23–27, 2019
Denver: October 7–11, 2019
Chicago: October 28–November 1, 2019
Las Vegas: December 9–13, 2019
Phoenix: February 10–14, 2020
Orlando: March 9–13, 2020
Houston: April 13–17, 2020
Hilton Head Island: May 18–22, 2020
Seattle: June 22–26, 2020

2-Day RCRA Refreshers
Boston: July 30–31, 2019
Houston: November 19–20, 2019
Denver: March 24–25, 2020
Las Vegas: June 2–3, 2020

3-Day Puerto Rico RCRA Seminar
Guaynabo: August 13–15, 2019

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